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NPO may refer to:

Britain

Netherlands

Russia

  • Научно-производственное объединение, Russian for Scientific Production Incorporation, often found in the names of successors to the Experimental Design Bureaux (OKB) of Communist times

Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

Contents

English

Etymology

From Latin nihil (nothing) per (by) ora (mouth)

Initialism

NPO

  1. (medicine) Nothing by mouth: nothing may be eaten or drunk.
  2. (medicine, informal) Prohibited from eating or drinking.
    "Eat now, 'cause you're NPO after midnight."

Usage notes

  • Used on doctors' orders.

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